Richard Scott Larson holds an MFA from New York University and a BA from Hunter College. His creative and critical work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Electric Literature, Slant, Joyland, Hobart, Wigleaf, BoothVol. 1 BrooklynColorado Review, and many other venues, including several reprint anthologies. His writing has also recently earned notice in the Best American Essays series. He was an Assistant Editor of the “Queers Destroy Fantasy!” issue of Lightspeed, and he has recently been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU.